(Ben Green) #1







Electric bicycles are great
for quickly zipping around
town without breaking a
sweat. But they can also be
expensive—some models
cost several thousand
dollars. With GeoOrbital’s
electric bicycle wheel,
cyclists can upgrade their
pedal- powered bicycle into
an e-bike in minutes for a
fraction of the cost: $1,495.
Riders control the electric
motor, and their speed, with
a throttle connected to their
handlebars. A three-hour
battery charge gives riders
a range of up to 20 miles,
depending on the model,
the bicycle and how much
pedaling the rider does.
Founder and CEO Michael
Burtov says the design,
inspired by the sci-fi Light
Cycles in the movie Tron,
takes advantage of what he
considers formerly wasted
space. “Regular wheels have
a lot of empty, wasted space
in them, and now they don’t,”
he says. GeoOrbital has sold
about 3,000 wheels so far
and raised $2.8 million on
crowdfunding sites.
—Alex Fitzpatrick



Bee & Kin tech handbags

Designer Tracey Hummel decided that, no matter how stylish, purses should
do more than just hold your stuff. “I want to create beautiful bags that do a
little bit of work for you,” Hummel says. Her luxury handbag line of sleek, smart
purses (which start at $495) comes equipped with a set of interior LED lights
that discreetly illuminate their interiors, and a Bluetooth- enabled button that
can be programmed via an app to perform tasks like calling an Uber; sharing
your location with a friend; or starting a playlist with a simple click, double
click or hold. Future editions might include even more life- smoothing features.
“Anything that feels like an added convenience to have in your bag, that’s what
we’re looking to integrate,” says Hummel. —Megan McCluskey

The bags
come in a
variety of styles
and colors, from
evening to all-
day totes

with AI-enabled software
that analyzes MRIs to
confirm or challenge their
diagnosis. The system
was approved by the FDA
in 2017 when a clinical
study showed a 39%
reduction in missed can-
cers and a 20% improve-

ment in overall accuracy.
QuantX is currently being
tried out at the University
of Chicago and the Univer-
sity of Texas MD Anderson
Cancer Center, with a
bigger rollout planned
in the coming months.
ÑJeffrey Kluger





Qlarity Imaging

Diagnosing breast cancer
can be a worrisomely old-
school process. For all of
the 21st century tech that
can image tumors, the
ultimate diagnosis still
rests with the radiologist’s
eyes and judgment. With
30 million breast-cancer
screenings in the U.S.
each year, that can lead
to a lot of false negatives
and positives. QuantX
backstops radiologists
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